Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sort of Fair Processing Notice

Walking through Huddersfield the other day I caught this interesting example of a fair processing notice. It was a bus shelter. The actual notice was well above the normal range of vision. (Which reminds me of an old joke. What … Continue reading

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FOI Update Podcast (May 2012)

In this episode Ibrahim discusses FOI developments and decisions from the first quarter of 2012 including those concerning: When deleted information is held Private emails and text messages Vexatious requests Employment Tribunal statistics Section 30 Social work records of the … Continue reading

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FOI Man in Training

We are pleased to announce that Paul Gibbons, aka FOI Man, is doing two workshops for us on “Practical FOI: How to Make FOI Work in Your Organisation”. Paul is a very experienced FOI Officer currently working in the university … Continue reading

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Do You Want To Be Certified?

If you’re thinking about studying for the ISEB Certificate in Data Protection  or Freedom of Information to enhance your career prospects, there are a few things you should consider. It’s the only externally examined qualification in the sector specifically targeted … Continue reading

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Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

Protection of Freedoms Act 2012  2012 CHAPTER 9 The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 received Royal Assent on 1st May 2012. The Act contains a number of measures which, when brought into force, will have a major impact on public … Continue reading

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FearSquare : A Dataset to be Feared?

A recently launched mobile phone application provides a useful insight into what could be possible if public authority datasets are fully exploited. Many datasets are routinely published  by public authorities and are available for re use at little or no … Continue reading

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Book Review: Essential Law for Information Professionals by Paul Pedley (3rd edition @facetpublishing)

It is always difficult to write a guide for non lawyers on very complicated areas of law. The task is made more difficult by the fact that information law includes lots of different statutes and regulations including the Freedom of … Continue reading

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